Quick start: How to join contests

To join an ongoing or upcoming contest, navigate to the 'All Contests' page.
1️⃣ Choose a contest that you wish to join and click 'Join' (to view contest details and conditions, click 'View'):
If the ‘Join’ button is greyed out and the Contest has a ‘Full’ label, it means the maximum allowed number of participants have already joined it.
2️⃣ A pop-up window will now appear where you will find the prize distribution conditions, the initial contest account balance, as well as qualification details.
Here you will need to choose your Nickname for this contest. Your nickname will be used to show your current position in the leaderboards. Once you've chosen your nickname and reviewed the rules and conditions, click the 'Join' button:
Once you've joined a contest, it will be added to your list of ongoing/upcoming contests, on the 'My Contests' page:
On the 'All Contests' page, some contests may have a 'lock'
indicator next to the contest name. Contests with such indicators are 'Private Contests.'
To join a 'Private Contest' you must have a secret key that can be obtained from the contest organizers. Organizers can make announcements about such contests in their communities.
Once you have received a secret key, click 'Join.' A pop-up window will now appear. Here you will need to choose your Nickname and enter the secret key:
Once you've chosen your nickname, entered the secret key, and reviewed the rules and conditions, click the 'Join' button.
If you wish to create your own fully-branded contest on the PrimeXBT platform, see our 'How to launch a contest' guide.
3️⃣ To start trading in a contest that you have joined, click the 'Start' button (or 'Trade' button if you have already accessed that contest account previously):
If the 'Start' button for a contest is greyed out and unclickable (see screenshot above) – this indicates that the contest has not started yet. Click on the contest to check the time remaining until the contest begins.
It is important to keep in mind that a contest can only be joined once. After joining a contest it is not possible to leave and rejoin the contest or reset contest trading account balance.
To learn more about the Trade interface, how to place orders and manage positions, see our 'Understanding the Trade Interface' guide.